Golden Globe Awards 2012 Winners - Clooney & 'The Descendants' Win

January 15, 2012
Source: HFPA

Golden Globe Awards

The winners of the HFPA's 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the precursor to the Academy Awards, were announced tonight at a ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton hotel, hosted again by Ricky Gervais. The list below will be updated with all the film-related winners once they're announced during the ceremony's live broadcast. This year's nominees were worthy, but still included some odd picks all around, even driving Ethan to write a rant about them. Hopefully the winners turn out better, but you can always expect at least one or two surprises from the HFPA, so be ready. Bring it on, Gervais! Full list of winners updated below.

The 69th Annual Golden Globes were held at The Beverly Hilton tonight hosted by Ricky Gervais. The full list of film only (no TV - sorry!) Globe winners can be found below. Winners are highlighted in BOLD.

Winner! The Descendants
The Help
The Ides of March
War Horse

Winner! George Clooney - The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio - J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender - Shame
Ryan Gosling - The Ides of March
Brad Pitt - Moneyball

Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis - The Help
Rooney Mara - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Winner! Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton - We Need To Talk About Kevin

Winner! The Artist
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn

Winner! Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Brendan Gleeson - The Guard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - 50/50
Ryan Gosling - Crazy, Stupid, Love
Owen Wilson - Midnight in Paris

Jodie Foster - Carnage
Charlize Theron - Young Adult
Kristin Wiig - Bridesmaids
Winner! Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn
Kate Winslet - Carnage

The Flowers of War (China) - Zhang Yimou
In the Land of Blood and Honey (Bosnia) - Angelina Jolie
The Kid With a Bike (France) - Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
Winner! A Separation (Iran) - Asghar Farhadi
The Skin I Live In (Spain) - Pedro Almodóvar

Winner! The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Cars 2
Puss in Boots

Kenneth Branagh - My Week with Marilyn
Albert Brooks - Drive
Jonah Hill - Moneyball
Viggo Mortensen - A Dangerous Method
Winner! Christopher Plummer - Beginners

Bérénice Bejo - The Artist
Jessica Chastain - The Help
Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs
Winner! Octavia Spencer - The Help
Shailene Woodley - The Descendants

Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris
George Clooney - The Ides of March
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Alexander Payne - The Descendants
Winner! Martin Scorsese - Hugo

Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash - The Descendants
George Clooney, Grant Heslov & Beau Willimon - The Ides of March
Winner! Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris
Aaron Sorkin & Steven Zaillian - Moneyball

Winner! Ludovic Bource - The Artist
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Howard Shore - Hugo
John Williams - War Horse
Abel Korzeniowski - W.E.

"Lay Your Head Down" - Albert Nobbs
"Hello Hello" - Gnomeo and Juliet
"The Living Proof" - The Help
"The Keeper" - Machine Gun Preacher
Winner! "Masterpiece" - W.E.

Winner! Morgan Freeman

What do you think of the winners? How is the ceremony going with Ricky Gervais hosting for a third year in a row? Are the winners tonight an early indicator for the Oscars? What movie(s) are you rooting for?

Overall, while it was a fun ceremony, it's honestly not that memorable of a year. The Descendants is a good film, but not a great one, and not the film I was hoping would win Best Drama. But they already gave my film of choice, The Artist, an award when it won. The rest of the winners were rather odd picks, including even Ludovic Bource's Original Score for The Artist. What do you think of all the winners this year?

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  • Ricknock
    Morgan Freeman deserves this for all of his many works, including his work with the Jazz movement in Clarksdale Mississippi (Ground Zero Jazz Club). A needed destination for anyone interested in the roots of blues/jazz.
  • Flower
    Let me get this straight...  Chris Cornell -DIDN'T- win for best original song for the Keeper???  That was fixed, for sure.  RECOUNT!  I DEMAND A RECOUNT!  How can a song that no one I know has even heard of win?
    • rythmic
       haha it dosnt say much for you and you friend hahaha...but alll the songs were good and i actually think you are right though :)
  • Smendoza
    Is john c reilly there tonight?
  • Geom
    Irony that Christopher Plummer won for The Beginners.
  • ahmad
    viva asghar farhadi... best film ever, "a seperation"
    • erfan
      i agree with you,best film ever seen 😉 hooooooorrrrrrrrrraaaaa
  • rythmic
    i knew from the moment i first watched it that woody would get best screen play.....but iron lady for best actress coming you gotta be kidding...she did great but its not her best and others have gone beyond...i feel any how
  • Zade
    YES! the Descendants totally deserved best drama, i loved every moment of it.
  • Jdf
    fuck golden globes! it's all bs! It's all bought and it's just a boozfest! Who the fuck is foreign press ? Exactly, nobody!!! They are a bunch of celebrity gossip reporters form different countries, who get paid millions of dollars under the table & send lavish gifts, while the rest of the country is jobless, so they nominate films and more people go see them, ( buy tickets $$$... ) because they are " AWARD WINNING / NOMINATED "  it's all a big scam. Golden globes are a joke! The studios even have to buy the award for their actor/director/producer.... they are NOT FREE!
    • Nik
      You don't even know what you're talking about. 
  • beatrice
    Nothing against George Clooney, but that award was Michael Fassbender's. Clooney was good but Fassbender moved me to tears in so many scenes, some of which were extremely non-conducive to subtle character development. Here's hoping the Oscars are a different story. But yeah, dry year in general.
    • Ned
      Don't worry about that, I suspect the BAFTAS will snub Clooney in favour of Gary Oldman or Daniel Craig
  • Shaytoon
    As long asClooney is buddy buddy with the hollywood, he is always the winner. But DeCaprio deserves it lot more. He is a great actor.
  • Ili_36
    VIVA A Separation
  • happy camper
    these awards are a joke, i dont know why why people take them seriously. They always choose European or big Hollywood. Its never really about the work with them.
  • ladan
    bravo a separation
  • Sarah
    JUST 'a separation'.HoOoOoOOOOooRaaaaaaaA
  • Anonymous
    Bridesmaids didn't win best musical or comedy? I'm shocked...
  • Taraneh_rtm
    congratulation mr farhadi we are proud of you
  • Anonymous
    Dammit Trent, so close!
  • Jrev
    Drive shouldve won best picture in my opinion.. and Fassbender easily shouldve taken best actor for his role in Shame.. i have no idea about the rest.. but it just feels weird that Shame, Drive, Warrior, Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, A Dangerous Method, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (although it was a let down for me), or The Ides of March didnt get any awards
  • Jrev
    and The Ides of March**
  • Mohammad
    Congratulations to Mr.Farhadi , Nice Job With A Separation , Thanks !
  • Venom 1992
    just ... a separation ......  




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